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KayTheCurler

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It's sort of funny, but when my friend worked at them they had regulars who did buy drinks, or food if available. I think it's sort of like casinos. Some aren't interested in the gambling too much but they go along for the cheap food and drinks; similarly the strippers are like background noise. That sounds awful but it's sort of like ignoring the house band you're not interested in. I think some men bring their dates there who couldn't care less. Some wives go along to appease their husbands. I've been because I knew people who worked at them years ago.

My mom and step dad went to Vegas on a tour of two States - too see the Grand Canyon - stayed overnight or maybe 2 nights, right beside a big casino, and they didn't gamble. (I mean - I don't like gambling because the house always wins, but still, that's weird!)
In the olden days when we drove to other places we sometimes ate at the casino. Neither of us gambled (or even wanted to) but the food was pretty good and very affordable. Actually the service was fast too - presumably because they didn't want customers to stop throwing money away.
 

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@Northwind, this is a small local country bar. My sense is it is a bit like cheers. I haven't been in many restaurants that seat people, so can't say what the rest are like. We do takeout, but, for this one, i had to go in.
 
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I have been to the food court and Starbucks but haven't sat in a full service restaurant (? I don't think so. Months ago I cancelled on a small family bday gathering because I heard of an outbreak downtown at a different trendy restaurant, and I know waitstaff and bar staff are a tight community downtown - lots of young people who know each other.)

I've found that places like Starbucks and the food court have really made an effort to make space for distancing. And the one near me is well ventilated and I try to sit near the door where fresh air comes in frequently.

It's a bit weird to have to wear a mask then take your mask off right beside the spot you just passed by with a mask on, though. It sort of cancels that out. I wish there was a way to protect/ be better protected while eating or drinking.
 
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Some Japanese restaurants have covered booths with curtains between them, and/ or semi-seperate rooms in the really fancy ones. I've seen webpages/ ads for East Asian and or Middle Eastern inspired trendy places in cities that have almost like little indoor yurts or bohemian tents. That might be a good idea - curtained booths, that is.
 
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Maybe @ChemGal knows it. There used to be a nice restaurant in Edmonton, I went to 10 years ago. It was in a big old house, and all or most of the rooms were separate dining rooms. I imagine they could work out an easier safe plan.
 
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I always liked this set-up. Other types of restaurants could do it fairly easily and it adds more ambiance than putting plexiglass everywhere does.

In different times, I also like the open space communal pushing together of tables to make room for a band or something - but that'll have to wait.

 

Luce NDs

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I note that there is a lot of grumbling about data, statistics and information ... people don't like it ... to keep life simple for those that like it ... perhaps all information should be privatized!

Oh! That is what they are doing ... all shall be wrapped down like hooters in a bind ... sacred trust! Then we wouldn't know beta ... not for a second! Naivete is best ... anima nature a splendid attribute!

Bloodlust may allow it to escape ...
 

Redbaron

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Good morning! The coffee cart is up and running. Help yourself. Also, for safety, we have a nice selection of virtual plexiglass and curtains for your use, Have a wonder-filled day!

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Redbaron

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To celebrate writing awards, as well as other joyful events, let us raise a mug. The cart is ready.

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